|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1957|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 2012|
Funeral services for Bruce Wayne Simpson, 55, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming.
Bruce Simpson a resident of Douglas died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at his home in Douglas.
Bruce was born on his maternal grandfather’s birthday, September 8th, 1957 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Jack Newton Simpson and Peggy Ann (Darnell) Simpson.
He began school in Carlsbad, New Mexico. As a 1st grader he spent the majority of the day under Mrs. McNenemy’s desk because his mouth ran constantly. On Sundays he repeated everything the Pastor said during services. After his parents recovered from embarrassment, they often wondered if he was a fledgling preacher.
The family was transferred in the spring of his 1st grade year to Tucumcari, New Mexico where he grew up and attended the Tucumcari schools. As a Tucumcari Rattler he participated in the basketball, football, and track programs. He excelled in track, setting records as an individual and as a member of the one mile relay team which took state in 1974. He served as Vice President to the Tucumcari Chapter of the National Honor Society and graduated in 1975. He was offered a track scholarship to Oklahoma University based on his academic and sports efforts.
He opted to join the United States Navy instead of attending college. He served with the Navy Seals for a time and in the torpedo testing program while based in Seattle, Washington. After an honorable discharge, he worked in the oil and gas industry in Converse County, Wyoming until his passing.
Bruce accepted Christ at an early age and reaffirmed his commitment while in the service.
Bruce was married to Jane Ann Ogden on June 4, 2010 in Douglas.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Simpson, of Douglas; his parents, Peg and Jack Simpson, of Carlsbad; his two brothers, Marke Layne Simpson of Oklahoma and Barry Eugene Simpson of Texas; his children, Tanya Marie Simpson, Trista Louise Simpson, Audrey Lee Knighten, and Clay Andrew Amen all of Douglas; 11 grandchildren,Raymond, Cooper, Trey, Lexus, Bentley, Shelby, Alynn, Beau Wayne, Justis, Jazmine, and Jaylnn; his maternal grandmother; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Bruce was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a founding member of the Bear’s Den. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing. He had recently taken up the sport of golf with a passion. He was a loving husband, son, brother, father, and a true friend. Bruce Simpson was a special man to all who knew him.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mike Austin, Mike Hagemann, Sid Robinder, Perry G. Hershberger, Jay “Vinni” Hershberger and Bro Bob Brown. .
A memorial to Wyoming Cares, P.O. Box 2575, Casper, Wyoming 82602 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com
---Douglas Budget, January 2, 2013
Douglas Park Cemetery
Created by: Betty Alberts
Record added: Aug 13, 2013
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